Motivating Your Husband To Be The Spiritual Leader
Many, many women struggle with the fact that their husbands don’t pick up the gauntlet to be the spiritual head of the home as the Bible talks about.
It’s a very frustrating situation for them —one we struggled with for many years. My husband Steve just didn’t rise to the position of being a strong spiritual leader in our family. It was a continual matter of frustration for me as his wife and something I prayed about a lot.
The Lord led me to keep going under Steve and pushing him up … going under him and pushing him up … going under him and pushing him up. I was strong spiritually, but I knew the Lord wanted my husband to grow stronger; he just needed encouragement and help in our earlier years of being Christians, to get to that place.
Eventually, he became more confident in praying with us and for us and in time began sharing the Word with us as he grew in strength spiritually. He is now a very strong leader and I thank God for this.
It doesn’t always happen this way, as you may have seen or experienced yourself. But as you listen to God’s promptings and are obedient to His leading, and are patient, it CAN happen! With God, all things are possible!
We’d like to provide links to articles written on this subject, featured on several web sites. We hope that they might be inspiring and helpful as it will give you another way of looking at the situation.
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And here’s one more article I recently found written by Sheila Wray Gregoire, that brings out some good points. It points out that this is a much more complex situation than many of us realize. I believe Sheila makes some good points that women need to consider on this issue. Please prayerfully read:
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